City cot­tage nes­tled amid lush gar­dens

Open-plan liv­ing space opens to Mediter­ranean ter­race.

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Reviews - By NATALIE HOR­DOV

SUR­ROUNDED by lush gar­dens of roses, ferns and vines, this home of­fers a peace­ful and private haven in a “happy com­mu­nity”.

Owner Jan Wood and her hus­band built the house 30 years ago.

“We wanted space and light de­spite be­ing on a nar­row, small block,” she said.

“It has the street frontage of a cot­tage and a sur­pris­ingly spa­cious in­te­rior.”

The home has am­ple liv­ing space and many rooms have gar­den vis­tas and open to the out­doors.

There is a bright and open for­mal lounge and din­ing area that opens to a cen­tral atrium court­yard.

The open-plan kitchen/meals area/fam­ily room opens to a ve­randa at the back of the home and “Mediter­ranean ter­race” for al­fresco en­ter­tain­ing.

Mrs Wood said the home had catered to ev­ery as­pect of their lives, in­clud­ing many par­ties with fam­ily and friends.

“We held a 90th birthday for a favourite aunt, hous­ing 50 peo­ple in com­fort, de­spite it be­ing win­ter, which ne­ces­si­tated an in­door party.”

There are three bed­rooms and two bath­rooms.

The mas­ter, with walk-in robe and en­suite, is at the front of the home and over­looks the gar­dens.

Mr and Mrs Wood said they have en­joyed liv­ing in Su­bi­aco.

“We came from the coun­try and we were at­tracted by the vil­lage feel of Su­bi­aco and its close­ness to the city and pub­lic trans­port,” Mrs Wood said.

“It's a happy com­mu­nity of peo­ple of all ages, from ba­bies and chil­dren through to re­tirees like us.”

The home is on a 339sqm block and schools, the li­brary, swim­ming pool and Rokeby Road are all in walk­ing dis­tance. ■

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